Friends For life

a look at the music of Vangelis Papathanassiou

Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé is a renowned singer in the classical world. Apart from classical works she has made some steps into the pop-scene , and she is best known by a bigger audience through her song ‘Barcelona’, which she sang together with the late Freddy Mercury. That was back in 1992, when the song was made as a tribute to the Olympic Games held at the time in Barcelona, Spain. In 1994 Montserrat Caballé (named after the monastery of Montserrat) was appointed as a 'Goodwill Ambassador'  for UNESCO.

In 1997 Montserrat Caballé releases ' Friends for life', an album filled with duets sung with several other artists. The album features two tracks with Vangelis.

Tracklist and Credits

The following songs on this album were composed, arranged and produced by Vangelis:

bulletMarch with me
bulletLike a dream

Lyrics by Montserrat Caballé.
Recorded and mixed by Frederick Rousseau and Philippe Colonna.
Choir conductor: Ivan Cassar.


1997 BMG Classics 74321 42538 

1997 March with me
/Like a dream/A rose in December BMG Classics 74321 51214

Recording Studio
The songs for this album were recorded in several studios:
Sensible Studios, Master Rock Studios, Angel Studios.



Vangelis and Montserrat first appear together on the same album in 1995, on special and limited edition of the ‘Foros Timis Ston Greko’ album, which is sold only at the National Gallery museum in Athens, Greece. This album is later also commercially released in 1998.


Vangelis also appears on another album of Montserrat, With all my heart, where he contributes one song.


In 1997 Montserrat Caballé appears (together with her daughter Montserrat Marti) at the opening ceremony of the IAAF World championship Athletics in Athens, Greece. There she sings both ‘The prayer’ as well as 'March with me’.


It is rumored that Vangelis and Montserrat Caballé recorded an album together, which for some reason was never released...

For the lyrics of this song, go to Vangelis and Montserrat Caballe Friends for life